Posted on 04/09/2020 at 09:00 AM
Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Social Isolation
With social distancing as the hottest new trend (as well it should be), the #StayHome #WithMe movement is helping people connect with others around the world. YouTube has created a new and unique channel that features multiple playlists of videos that utilize the trending hashtag to invite others to get creative, get healthy, get organized and more, #withme.
Why "Stay Home #WithMe"?
The idea behind the movement is that by encouraging others to stay home, we’re all doing our part to help protect those who can’t stay home due to the essential nature of their jobs. Staying home encourages social distancing while also (ironically) pulling the world closer together… virtually!
“Stay Home #WithMe: The message is simple. Those of us who can stay home, need to stay home.”
What Can You Do #WithMe?
The #WithMe playlists include something for everyone with videos created by celebrities, famous YouTubers, and everyday people who just want to help make staying indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19 easier, a lot less lonely, and far more appealing.
The playlists are amazing!
Do you want to Jam? Let’s rock!
Need help studying? Here’s a set of free virtual tutors on just about any subject.
How about some mental clarity? Let’s meditate.
Are you a gamer? Game on!
Worried about your physical fitness? Let’s get physical!
These are just a few of the many (not-so) mini-communities found in the #WithMe Movement! YouTube and the global YouTube community have you covered no matter what your interests are, and invite you to join in.
Expert Tips & Advice
YouTube understands how easy it is to spread misinformation and fake news, especially now. For this reason, included on the Stay Home channel is a list of expert tips and advice from reliable sources about how to deal with COVID-19. The Expert Tips and Advice section isn’t just for virus news. It also contains very helpful information about things like how to properly disinfect your phone, talking to your kids about COVID-19, and DIY coverings, and more.
Join the Movement
Anyone who has read any of our content marketing or video marketing blogs will tell you that we’re big on video content at Global Reach. There has never been a better time or reason to start getting creative. The window of opportunity for huge exposure won’t be open for long, so this is a great chance to share what you love, build on your brand, and build your audience—all while helping. Kick the excuses, make it important and start creating.
Before you start throwing out killer content, make sure you optimize your efforts for the best chance of getting found. This is a great chance to really grow your audience while providing true long-term value. Check out this handy YouTube Optimization Guide to get you on the right path to getting discovered.
Remember: where you are is a direct reflection of the effort, or lack thereof, that you put forth to get there!
Help Spread the Message, Not the Virus
If you do choose to take advantage of this opportunity and join the #WithMe Movement, be sure to promote your work on your various social media platforms. With millions of Americans working from home, the use of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social platforms is through the roof! There has never been a better time to utilize the power of social media to get in front of people, so do your best to let them know what you are up to!